Considering the current economic picture, “shops with a tight budget” pretty much describes every shop these days. Michael Biddick, writing a piece for InformationWeek, talks about seven tools for under $10,000 that can help organizations monitor their environments efficiently.

His favorites are:

  • Belarc’s BelManage
  • Hobbit Monitor
  • Atlassian’s Jira
  • SolarWinds’ Orion NPM
  • PacketTrap Networks’ PacketTrap PT360
  • Splunk
  • Ipswitch’s WhatsUp Gold

Click here to see the prices and Biddick’s reason for recommendation.